Department of Chemistry
         
  The Department of Chemistry of this University was established in July 1980 in the erstwhile P.G Centre of Madurai Kamaraj University at Tirunelveli. Existing only as a teaching department in its earlier days, it became a teaching-cum-research department from 1989. Later in 1990 it was inducted into Manonmaniam Sundaranar University. It has a long tradition over nearly 30 years in imparting Chemistry education to the rural backward area of Southern districts of Tamil Nadu.
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  The department is offering full-time general Chemistry in M.Sc & M.Phil programmes with special papers in advanced research topics. It also offers both full-time and part-time Ph.D programme. The faculty members of the department, equipped with rich research experience, carryout research in thrust areas like synthetic organic chemistry, hydrothermal synthesis of organic-inorganic hybrids, molecular cocrystals, bioinorganic, catalysis, organometallics, polymers, sensors, fluorescent probes, spectroscopy etc., and in socially relevant fields like environmental pollution and green chemistry. The department has produced 45 Ph.Ds so far. The faculty members of the dept. have published more than 200 research papers in reputed research journals. They have also presented many research papers in national and international conferences. It has secured research projects from DST, CSIR, DRDO and UGC. In recognition of its research contribution, the dept. has been now recognized as ‘DST – FIST sponsored’ and getting funds for improving the infrastructure facilities. Placement of students of this department in industries, Universities/Colleges, Ph.D admission abroad and reputed institutions like IIT etc. are other feathers to its credit. Striving hard in its endeavour, the department plans to expand its activities in the years to come.
   
Facilities
 

1.      Well equipped laboratories for Ph.D and M.Phil research scholars apart from the laboratories for PG students.

2.     Analytical Instrumentation facility with UV-Vis, FT-IR and Near-IR spectrophotometers, potentiostat–galvanostat and GC.

3.      Separate computer laboratory.

     4.  Spectral (IR & NMR) databases, IR Tutor and program packages

            like    Origin etc.

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMME
  M.Sc Chemistry
M.Phil. Chemistry
  Ph.D Chemistry
   
 Faculty In Department of Chemistry
 
Name of the Teacher Designation
Dr.A.Chellamani Professor
Dr.E.Subramanian Professor & Head
Dr.C.Kannan Associate Professor
Dr.K.Swarnalatha Assistant Professor
Dr.R.Sethu Assistant Professor
   
 





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